Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Recommended lamp for my tying desk?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    KZN
    Posts
    477

    Default Recommended lamp for my tying desk?

    Hi guys

    Anyone have a good desk lamp for tying they can recommend or where i can get one.
    What should be the main things i should look for?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    gauteng
    Posts
    226

    Default

    I got a nice one a while back from Game, comes with a nice adjustable stand so the light can be above my head, but still close enough to see the fly.

    Try find a lamp that can be adjusted, there's nothing worse than having shadows on the fly while tying, just to find out that you screwed something up because you didn't see it while busy as it was in a shadow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    9,050

    Default

    I have a similar lamp to this, mounted against the wall, that I can pull down.
    Very handy to have no lamp base or arm of lamp etc on the desk.
    It is on a piece of wood, that protrude from the wall, so it can be pulled down vertical
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    KZN
    Posts
    477

    Default

    korrie,what type of bulb does it take?40w?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pretoria Gangsters Paradise
    Posts
    5,453

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edd View Post
    ... there's nothing worse than having shadows on the fly while tying, just to find out that you screwed something up because you didn't see it while busy as it was in a shadow
    Hahaha, your CDO speaks loudly

    How about sharing some of your flies?
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Western Cape
    Posts
    7,524

    Default

    I have a 12 volt lamp on an adjustable stem. it uses a 5wt LED " pure white" light downlighter, "focused beam" bulb with zero UV emission. Quite an expensive bulb, but should last forever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Hahaha, your CDO speaks loudly

    How about sharing some of your flies?
    oops sorry, attached the wrong quote.
    Last edited by Andre; 21-07-14 at 11:14 AM.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    gauteng
    Posts
    226

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Hahaha, your CDO speaks loudly

    How about sharing some of your flies?
    I take it you meant OCD (Would that also be OCD related for fixing spelling mistakes, lol)

    Yea I need to upload some, just don't seem to get around to do it, but will try uploading some tonight

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pretoria Gangsters Paradise
    Posts
    5,453

    Default

    No, I meant CDO because it's in alphabetical order, the way it SHOULD be...

    It's a little OCD humour... 😎
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    gauteng
    Posts
    226

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    No, I meant CDO because it's in alphabetical order, the way it SHOULD be...

    It's a little OCD humour... ��
    hahahaha, now I get. Can't have those damn alphabetic letters out of order now can we

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Gauteng
    Posts
    1,306

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    Hi guys

    Anyone have a good desk lamp for tying they can recommend or where i can get one.
    What should be the main things i should look for?
    Make sure it have WHITE light. Incandescent/fluorescent bulbs are generally not daylight-spectrum white, which can result in flies looking quite different on the water. Nowadays LED lighting would be the way to go.
    Outdoor warehouse sells these, which others have used as their tying light. Flexible head and magnetic base + screw clamp. Uses AAA batteries. Advantage is that it is portable too.

    http://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/al...ill-light.html
    Last edited by GGY; 21-07-14 at 12:23 PM.
    Gary
    Flytyer - Where great flytying begins

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •